If you say any of these 6 things during the job interview, don’t expect to get an offer: Career expert
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Each and every little thing you say (yes, even just one sentence) during a job interview shapes whether or not a hiring manager thinks you are a strong fit for the job. That's why it's important to remind yourself in advance of what to say and what to resist saying.
'I'm a motivated self-starter.'
This is an overused response and best case scenario: the interviewer won't ask you to elaborate
A more appropriate response would be: "I'm not afraid to take the lead on projects, and I can do so with little guidance."
In five years, I hope to be in your position
Outline potential ways you see yourself growing at the organization
Highlight some key skills required for the job, and how you can build upon those skills
Show that you care about career advancement and are dedicated to the company's long-term growth
'I didn't like my previous boss.'
Never speak badly about a former boss, no matter how bad of an experience you may have had.
If you were fired, explain the situation without taking or assigning blame. Talk about what you could have done differently to change the outcome.
My biggest weakness is that I'm a perfectionist
Turn to former bosses and co-workers for feedback
Ask them to rank you based on what they think is your strongest and weakest skills
Being honest about weaknesses and what you need to work on is the best way to overcome them
'Can you tell me more about the company?'
The hiring manager took the time to read your resume and learn more about your background, so you are expected to do the same and make time to research them.
It's okay to ask them to elaborate on a very specific questions (e.g., "What are your team's monthly goals?"), but going into the interview with little information about the companies is insulting and will lead to a poor first impression.
What do your perks and benefits look like?
Never bring up employee benefits early in the interview process.
The first few interviews are meant to determine whether you should continue to be in the running for the position.
Topics involving benefits are irrelevant if you don't make it past those early rounds.